Follow Me Around
i see you in the dark
corner of the street
coming after me
headlights on full beam
coming down the fast lane, coming after me
i would like to change back now
to the shadow of, the shadow of my former self
it follows me around (x2)
did you lie to us tony ? 
we thought you were different
now you know we're not so sure
drooling looney tunes 
moving in the swarm
moving in the swarm
it follows me around (x4)
nowadays i get panicked
i ceased to exist 
i have ceased to exist
i feel absolutely nothing
the words are out of ink
the words you know are out of ink
follow me around (x4)
version originale
30 novembre 1998, Meeting People Is Easy
premier live
premier vrai live
version studio
Mixée par Pawel Osmolski à partir d'une version de Thom acoustique

Un titre superbe, que l'on voit répété par le groupe dans Meeting People Is Easy. Un peu répétitif, mais très, très joli. Beaucoup de bruits de guitares bizarres, sur un rythme rapide, avec une batterie très présente. Le tout est très rock, puissant, bref... elle est bien. Jouée 3 fois en concert.

i could blow a hole in anything
im trying not to stare
but then the snakes come out your hair
i think that your for real
but every bloody morning
snakes come out your hair
and follow me around.
it may well be that because we are working on completely new material it seems that we have not moved much today, like yesterday. but we discussed ' follow me around' and how we would like to approach it, rather than just start playing and thereby fall into old habits. plank says he likes the 'remain in light' style jam we had which is good because we were pretty nonchalant about it. 'de la soul'esque jam at end.
journal, wednesday july28 1999
[...] segway into 'follow me around' and a reworking of the 'cminor song' (in a stax stylee). jonny meanwhile is attempting to put the vocal mic through his analogue filters - which looks like a remake of an old telephone exchange. "hello vicar, yes ill put you through to mr kipling"... so the last two songs are punctuated by sudden bursts of unearthly noises, both extremely good and extremely bad.
journal, thursday august5 1999
[...] twice around 'follow me around' - mmm. not great, but salvaged by 'you and whose army' [...]
journal, wednesday sept1 1999
[...] there was some protool arranging on 'follow me around' and an attempt to do vocal, piano and drums on 'egyptian song'. was sounding ok. [...]
journal, 8/12/99
there is a version running around. it is long. there is a cool drum machine on it. some piano. err. ed on bass. i need to take a break from it now. it has taken me months to write the words properly.
message board, 19 décembre 1999
even when you're coming down
you are standing for the world
and i can see you
and i'm bringing there
to coming down

Follow Me Around sera sur l'album ?

Nigel Godrich
dont know yet. there is A version. very different now to MPIE.
message board, 25 février 2000

what happened to Follow Me Around?

Stanley Donwood
been put in a cupboard wrapped in newspaper to see what happens to it. it was good though. i think. i dunno. im not very musical.
message board, 6 juillet 2000